Blast from the past: stowaway Virut delivered with Chinese DDoS bot

A recent Chinese drive-by attack dropped Virut, an ancient virus that’s been out of commission since 2013. So what was it doing in this modern attack?

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A week in security (February 19 – February 25)

A roundup of notable news stories from February 19–25, including drive-by download attacks on Chinese websites, Deepfakes programs being paired with cryptominers, and a review of GDPR guidelines.

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Avzhan DDoS bot dropped by Chinese drive-by attack

The Avzhan DDoS bot is back in the wild again, this time being dropped by a Chinese drive-by attack. In this post, we’ll take a deep dive into its functionality and compare the sample we captured with the one described in the past.

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